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Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite: Ready for the Bomb?, 27 July 2023

Attack Warning Red! How Britain Prepared for Nuclear War 
by Julie McDowall.
Bodley Head, 246 pp., £22, April, 978 1 84792 621 0
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... war as inevitable. In 1984 the BBC broadcast the astonishingly grim nuclear drama Threads. For Julie McDowall, who watched it at the time, the film was responsible for a ‘life’s worth of dread’, leading her ultimately to make a podcast about preparations for nuclear war, and to write this book.The advent of the H-bomb and missile delivery ...

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